Mon.May 17, 2021

MBL begins first test of tropical seaweed farming for biofuels production

Green Car Congress

A team of researchers led by Loretta Roberson, associate scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, has installed the first seaweed farm in Puerto Rico and US tropical waters.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Bolt EV ship out to dealerships early

Green Car Reports

Production of the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV and 2022 Chevy Bolt EV has started, and first cars are already shipping out to dealerships, GM confirmed Monday to Green Car Reports Amid many delayed rollouts and arrivals, due to microchips and supply-chain issues, that’s about a month earlier than GM suggested earlier this year. Both models, built in.

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DOE awards $3M to MP Materials for project to extract rare earths from fossil fuel waste streams

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MP Materials has received a $3-million award from the Department of Energy (DOE) to complete a feasibility study, working with the University of Kentucky (UK), on a system to produce rare earth oxides, metals, and other critical materials recovered from coal by-products.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E software updates will bring Amazon Alexa voice commands, creativity tools

Green Car Reports

Following through with its plan to add new features via over-the-air (OTA) software updates, Ford on Thursday announced an update for the Mustang Mach-E that will bring enhanced Amazon Alexa connectivity, BlueCruise driver-assist tech, and other features to the electric SUV.

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Green Scout developing 6-wheel electric amphibious all-terrain vehicle

Green Car Congress

Moscow-based startup Green Scout is developing a 6-wheel electric amphibious all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Development of the all-terrain vehicle began in 2017; an experimental prototype was manufactured in winter 2019, and a presentation model was demonstrated in summer 2020. The ATV is 1.8m

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Fisker electric vehicles will have Sharp display systems, "class-leading resolution"

Green Car Reports

Fisker and Sharp on Monday announced an agreement to develop and product interior interface technologies for up to four upcoming electric vehicles.

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Researchers scale-up hydrogen and ethanol production from engineered bacteria

Green Car Congress

Researchers in Mexico have used a genetically engineered Escherichia coli to scale-up the co-production of hydrogen (H 2 ) and ethanol (EtOH) using hemicellulosic hydrolysates from wheat straw pretreated (WSP) as substrate from a 0.01 to 10 L process.

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Suncor and ATCO partner on potential world-scale hydrogen project in Alberta

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Two Canadian companies, Suncor Energy and ATCO Ltd., are collaborating on early stage design and engineering for a potential blue hydrogen project near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. The project would produce more than 300,000 tonnes per year of hydrogen, reduce Alberta’s CO?

Megawatt truck stop, solid-state battery tech, Mach-E OTA updates, Fisker and Sharp: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Ford is already showing what it plans to do with over-the-air updates and the Mustang Mach-E. A solid-state battery advance claims to tackle a familiar problem with a different solution. A truck stop in California plans to offer no gas or diesel but will have megawatt charging for semis.

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Harvard team develops long-life Li-metal solid-state battery

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A team at Harvard has a developed a design for a solid-state battery that uses a hierarchy of interface stabilities (to lithium metal responses), to achieve an ultrahigh current density with no lithium dendrite penetration. Cycling performance of the Li-metal anode paired with a LiNi 0.8 Mn 0.1 Co 0.1 O 2 cathode is very stable, with an 82% capacity retention after 10,000 cycles at a 20C rate, and 81.3% capacity retention after 2,000 cycles at a 1.5C

Wind giant Vestas says it can now fully recycle turbine blades


Danish wind turbine giant Vestas has announced today that it, along with a coalition of industry and academic leaders, has figured out how to fully recycle wind turbine blades. more… The post Wind giant Vestas says it can now fully recycle turbine blades appeared first on Electrek.

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NuScale and Prodigy sign MoU for marine-deployed generating station powered by NuScale SMR

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NuScale Power and Prodigy Clean Energy , a Canadian company that designs and develops marine nuclear plants, announced a second Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support business development opportunities for a marine-deployed nuclear generating station powered by the NuScale Small Modular Reactor (SMR).

Tesla produces first Model Y megacast at Gigafactory Texas


Tesla has produced the first Model Y megacast at Gigafactory Texas ahead of the start of production of the Model Y with the new structural battery pack technology. more… The post Tesla produces first Model Y megacast at Gigafactory Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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SAE WPT Taskforce urges FCC to move on commercialization of wireless charging

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SAE International’s Wireless Power Transfer and Alignment Task Force, SAE J2954, is urging the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act to support the commercialization of wireless charging operating in the frequency band of 79 kHz to 90 kHz as well as type approval based on SAE J2954 standards as well as ANSI C63.3. . The SAE task force consists of more than 150 international experts representing automakers, suppliers, users, national laboratories, and government agencies.

Tesla Model S Plaid may have just achieved a sub-1:30 lap around Laguna Seca


A Tesla Model S Plaid may have set a new EV lap record at Laguna Seca recently with a run time of 1:29.9. EV advocate group The Kilowatts was able to capture the Tesla Model S Plaid’s full run around the iconic track as it seemingly broke the EV lap record. .

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Elon Musk visits Tesla Gigafactory Berlin, complains about bureaucracy as production is delayed


Elon Musk paid a visit to the Tesla Gigafactory Berlin construction site and gave an update on the expected start of production, which is delayed. more… The post Elon Musk visits Tesla Gigafactory Berlin, complains about bureaucracy as production is delayed appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX’s first flight-proven Starship takes another step towards reuse


Nine days after becoming the first full-size prototype to survive a high-altitude launch and landing, SpaceX has installed Starship SN15 at the second of two identical launch mounts to prepare for potential reuse.

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Shouldn’t We Weight?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Accounting for equity in social cost calculations has huge consequences. I have been really uncool for most of my life and continue to be proud of that fact. All the … Continue Reading Shouldn’t We Weight


Media outlet apologizes to Tesla for “brake failure” reports with zero evidence


In a rather surprising turn of events, domestic auto media outlets in China have issued a public apology regarding their coverage of Tesla, particularly on the company’s alleged “brake failure” incidents, which were widely reported in recent weeks.

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Tesla’s Full Self-Driving package claims are under DMV review for misleading advertising


The California DMV is reviewing Tesla’s claims regarding the Full Self-Driving package for potential misleading advertising, according to a new report. more… The post Tesla’s Full Self-Driving package claims are under DMV review for misleading advertising appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla shares scooped up by AI-powered fund with exceptional track record


Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) shares have been scooped up by an AI-powered investment fund with an exceptional track record with the electric automaker’s shares.

The insane 3,000W Ariel Rider Grizzly electric moped just got even more powerful


Seattle-based electric bicycle company Ariel Rider was already sitting on one of the most powerful moped-style e-bikes when it released the Ariel Rider Grizzly late last year.

Tesla’s Elon Musk visits Giga Berlin, hopes to begin production by end 2021


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has landed in Germany for a “technical” visit to Giga Berlin, the European production facility Tesla plans to launch later this year. During an interview with local media, Musk stated that he hopes production can begin by the end of 2021.

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Vermont will use Tesla Autobidder software and Powerwalls to help balance the grid


Vermont-based electric utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced a new program to use Tesla Autobidder software and Powerwalls in order to replace fossil-fuel-powered power plants, thus helping to balance the grid.

Tesla called out by UFC fighter waiting for his car, Elon Musk apologizes


The new Tesla Model S and Model X have been delayed for several months now, and for the most part, the EV community, particularly those who are used to the idea of “Elon Time,” have been pretty silent about it.


Elon Musk gets called out by UFC fighter over Tesla delivery delay


UFC fighter Beneil Dariush surprised many on Saturday night when he decided to call out none other than Elon Musk after his victory. The fighter wasn’t happy about his delayed Tesla delivery.

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Tesla video conference call service shows developers are ready for a Tesla App Store


Over the years, vehicles have become another space for people to unwind and work. The pandemic has cemented the idea of in-car work spaces. Tesla’s cabins have become one of the most versatile spaces, partly thanks to its vehicles’ infotainment system. .

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EGEB: California governor earmarks $3.2B to boost EV adoption


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): California governor Gavin Newsom’s new proposal devotes $3.2 billion to boost EV adoption goals. John Kerry says technology to reduce emissions hasn’t been invented yet. He’s wrong.

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Tesla Model S Plaid

Electric Vehicles India

Tesla Model S Plaid. Tesla, an electric automaker that often surprises the EV world is now ready with another surprising performance upgrade version. It is an upgrade of the Tesla Model S and the automaker names it as Model S plaid.

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Quick Charge Podcast: May 17, 2021


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: May 17, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Harley Davidson’s livewire brand

Electric Vehicles India

Harley Davidson’s livewire brand. Approximately a week ago, Harley Davidson announced Livewire as an all-electric vehicle brand. On May 10th, 2021 Harley Davidson mentions its ambitious plans of taking this electric vehicle to next level.

Green Deals: Tackle lawn tasks with SKIL’s PWR CORE 40V Brushless Electric Mower at $279, more


Lowe’s is offering the SKIL PWR CORE 40V Brushless 20-inch Electric Lawn Mower for $279 shipped. For comparison, you’d normally spend $380 at Amazon for this same mower. While not self-propelled, this mower is designed to make lawn work easy this summer.

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Analysis: Tesla Model 3 Charges Faster At CCS2 Than Supercharger


The difference in the 20-80% SOC window is noticeable

Reservations Open: Promises Kept – Canoo Pricing For Lifestyle Vehicle Is Accessible For Everyone

EV Obssesion

Preorders for all vehicles open with a $100 reservation DALLAS, TX (May 17, 2021) – Canoo Inc.?(Nasdaq: Nasdaq: GOEV), a company developing breakthrough electric vehicles (EVs) has opened its reservations and is taking preorders.

Tesla Powerwall and Autobidder tapped for Vermont’s new frequency regulation program


Last week, Vermont’s Green Mountain Power (GMP) launched a program that would utilize energy stored in a network of residential battery storage units to help balance the ISO-New England (ISO-NE) regional grid.

Chinese Media: Sorry For Spreading Tesla Brake Failure Rumors


The media outlets admit they shouldn't have covered the alleged incidents without proper evidence

QOTD: Will Foxconn Make Fisker’s PEARs?

The Truth About Cars

Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Technology Group, announced that it signed a development and manufacturing agreement with Fisker. Foxconn is one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, and producer of Apple’s iPhone.